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hot forecast coming up next. ,, president obama walked into white house press room toda 100 days into his second te told reporters he >>> no topics were off limits when president obama walked into the white house press room. 100 days into his second term he told reporters he still has a political clout to get things done in washington. he seemed cautiously hopeful about a potentially fiscal plan. but he emphasized it's the lawmakers to make one. >> that's their job, their elected, members of congress are elected in order to do what's right for their constituents. >>> you have heard it before when you buy a gift card make sure it hasn't been tampered with and keep that activation receipt. on the consumer watch, julie watts tells us that is no longer enough. crooks have figured out a new scam that can leave you with a worthless gift card. >> there's a big deck of cards there and we just pulled one off the shelf and went to the cashier and paid for. >> reporter: martin did exactly what he is supposed to do when buying a gift card. make sure the silver box on the back has not been ta
. a white house official says president obama has reached out to express his support. joining us on the phone, the founder of edge of sports, dave zion. founder of "game over." before we get your general input, i want to read this tweet from you. a lot of people are calling this a jackie robinson moment for gay athletes. you had a little bit of a different take tweeting, huge difference between jackie robinson and jason collins robinson comes in advance of civil rights. collins, more of a reflection of struggle. i guess, my point is, are we as a collective making too big of a deal of him as a symbol? >> let me be very clear. absolutely not. i was just responding to a question like compare and contrast. jackie robinson appearing in 1947 in major league baseball eight years before the montgomery busboy cotts and the start of the civil rights movement. this is different. jason collins appearing in 2014, appearing loud and proud as an active gay athlete. 2013. sorry. it is a little early. coming out in 2013 really on a wave of what's been some mammouth changes over the last several y
's capital. hollywood's biggest stars, politicians and journalists gathered tonight for the annual white house correspondents' dinner. obama took the stage saying that for his second term he has new plans. and a new look. >> "i understand second term, need a burst of new energy, try some new things. my team and i talked about. we're willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. i thought this looked pretty good." after walking in to rap music.obama used this year's annual dinner to poke fun of himself and some of his political adversaries. the north korean government says it is putting an american citizen on trail for allegedly plotting to overthrow the communist regime. kenneth bae has been in custody since early november. but the exact nature of his alleged crimes have not been revealed. [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf... is more fun than ever. sees better than ever. ♪ charges faster. and will charge. cool. and heat. from your phone. fact: leaf never needs gas. ever. good for the world. built in america. now, leaf's an easier choice than ever
in june. >> president obama is marking the 100 day of the second term with a white house news conference. the president will take questions starting at 7:15 our time and we will have highlights on the midday newscast at 11:00. >> mike nicco will take questions right now on the weather. >> all the way to saturday we have an extended period of dry and warm weather and it culminates with the fact with the fire danger back and it is early for that but that is what will happen. 47 degrees and portrero, 49 degrees and the cooler spots along with sunny side and ferry building is 55 degrees and in downtown it is dropping down to 53 degrees. we have 53 in richmond and san leandro and 51 in bell on the and santa clara and pleasanton at 53 and petaluma is 48 and warm spot is pittsburg at 61 and tracy is 66. we have a beautiful sunrise with a dry cold front pushing across the neighbors now and because it is dry it will kickoff gusty dry wind. that is what will lead to the high fire danger. the areas are shaded in red, east bay hills and north bay mountains and 6:00 this morning through 6:00 tomorrow
of other topics. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: president obama suggested he'll consider military action against syria, if the international community confirms president bashar assad used chemical weapons his own people. >> the proliferation is such that we don't want that genie out of that box. >> reporter: the president prodding lawmakers to find a compromise that will replace the automatic budget cuts. >> the only way we're going to lift it is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy. >> reporter: the president sounded more optimistic about immigration reform. saying that he is confident that a bipartisan bill in the senate that beats up border security and provides a pathway to citizenship, will make it to his desk. >> president obama praised investigators working on the boston bombing case. asked whether americans should worry about big public events, he said everyone can take a cue from boston. >> that we're not going to stop living our lives because warped, twisted individuals try to intimid
details on a memorial fund which has been set up for her family on web links. >>> the white house just announced president barack obama will hold a news conference at 6:15 this morning. we are not sure if he will make a special announcement. we will have life coverage and also new this morning, palestinians say the man was a police officer killed while riding a motorcycle. however israeli television said they targeted an islamic militant who was involved in a reason attack on southern israel. today was the first attack carried out by israel since a cease-fire in november. >>> they reported a powerful explosion in central damascus killed 13 people an injured 70 more. coming up at 6:15 how the obama administration is responsing for the u.s. to get more actively involved in that conflict in syria. >>> we have new details in 911 tapes on the final hours of the hunt for christopher doerner back in february. >> we have an officer down, officer down... >> police officers radioed for help after two officers were shot after a tense standoff. he was inside a cabin shot and killed himself ending
. >>> according a white house official, president obama will nominate anthony fox as his new transportation secretary. if confirmed, he would replaceout going secretary ray lahood. fox is the first african- american mommyny among -- nominee among the new cabinet members for president obama's second term. >>> george lucas is one of three finalists to create a cultural hub in san francisco's presidio. they received 16 proposals at the space for the former building at crissy field. george lucas wants to use that site to build an art museum from his personal collection. two other ideas, an institute and a hub for exhibits and performances. those finalists will be asked to submit a final proposal this fall. >>> nippon airways completely, safely, a two-hour flight after being fitted with a new result yum battery design. some insiders say that could have passengers from san jose and japan again before the end of next month. >>> police in los angeles are dealing with a rather unusual suspect. this is video of the man police thought they were looking for but it turns out it wasn't their way and he w
, is getting closer to opening. no word on exactly when it will reopen its doors after fire >>> president obama set to address the nation at the white house. a live picture right there before he steps up to the podium. supposed to do that in about 15 minutes. not clear what the main topic will be. we will carry it live on nbc bay area. the media filling in that room and putting the microphones up to catch what president obama had to tell the nations. >> jay carney tweeted out that president obama killed it with his comedy at the white house correspondents' dinner. he didn't answer any questions. he will answer questions this morning. >> whatthat's what's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back with a live local news update. have a great day! changer. reaction pouring in from main street to the white house this morning to nba player jason collins's decision to reveal he is gay -- a first by a male athlete currently playing a major u.s. sport. >>> new twist. this morning the fbi is testing female dna found on a piece of one of the boston bombs while they search the home of the widow of one of
. at the white house today with the king of jordan, area's neighbor, president obama says he needs verification before acting. >> obtaining confirmation and strong evidence, all of those things we have to make sure that we work on with the international community. >> be care -- >> britain's prime minister is using caution. >> the national park sfs says it's seen an increase in dog attacks in the golden gate national recreation area. the late ets was a fatal attack on a pair of geese. it comes as an especially tense time for the park and dog owners. >> i bring my dogs here four or five times a week. >> reporter: with it's sandy beaches, it's not hard to see why chrissy field draws dog owners. but not every dog owner eer is sass cautious as amy stephens. in the last month they've seen five dog month incident including a fatal attack of goose gos lynx at chrissy field. >> we've had a recent number increase. >> it all comes atz the park service prepares to release a new report proposing sweeping access to dog changes. >> they love the park, they use it intensely and there's competition for space. >
from the rose garden in the white house. president obama announcing two new nominations. the lady on the right is penny pritzger. nominated as the new commerce secretary. businesswoman, philanthropist and heirist. also be nominating michael froman on your left as the new u.s. trade representative. right now is one of the president's top economic advisors. again, you are looking live at the white house. the new nominees to the president's administration. >>> in the next 30 minutes, the president is due to leave the white house and fly to mexico. this afternoon he meets with the president of mexico. this trip could play a big role in the immigration reform fight right here in the u.s. >> reporter: president obama is counting on the u.s./mexico relationship to appeal to congress to move on immigration legislation. president obama and mexican president are on the same page with immigration reform. both support a path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the u.s. illegally. and both to establish a temporary seasonal work program for people from mexico and other parts of latin am
to president obama after the president made a joke about him at the white house correspondents dinner. >> taking a look at traffic in san jose. this is high 83. to the left you can see the exlit near shark tank. traffic going towards san jose airport. to south san jose. back >>> thousands of pounds of fresh produce delivered to the footd banks this morning brought by the truck load from farms in southern california. these donations sick sig nam a start of produce season. they see fresh fruits and vegetables. the fonda family program allows the barngs to purchase the produce for below market rate. >> latest move by yahoo ceo to keep employees happy there and twitter's warning to journalist. >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon, apple raised $17 billion in the largest corporate bond sell ever. the first time in nearly two decades the maker sold bonds which the company will give back to shareholders part of the buy back program. yahoo announced a competitive maternity policy, offering 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, eight weeks of leave for new dads. updates after marisa myer ended the comp
possible. . >>> the obama administration getting involved in the so called morning after pill. the white house is appealing a judge's order to lift all of the age limits on who can buy without a prescription. they lowered the age to 15 years old and that's two years younger than the earlier limit. >>> a question about security is being raised because it is the second anniversary of osama bin laden. may 2nd 2011 back in washington president barack obama announced osama bin laden had been killed in the raid. the white house does not want to raise awareness to the anniversary due tensions in the middle east. >>> kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, immigration is at the top of the concerns. >> reporter: president barack obama needs mexico to have agreeing economy. president barack obama and the mexican president will tout mexico's success and mexico is one of the top three to receive u.s. goods and services. many depend on trade and commerce with mexico. they need him to help secure the border and illegal immigration is declining because border protection are getting str
-dominated locker room. >> president obama personally called jason colins to express his support, a white house aide said he was impressed by his courage and the first laid tweeted "we got your back." >> thank you. you can see the exclusive interview with george stephanopolis this morning on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. right after the abc7 morning news. >> new this morning, the oakland a's and fans deserve to sleep in after an epic battle that lasted unbelievable 6 1/2 hours going 19 innings. boy, that game at coliseum began last night and ended only three hours ago this morning when a's first baseman moss hit the two-run homer to beat the angels 10-8 after the a's rallied from behind in a game that had a 7 and 14 inning stretch and lasted past the final bart train, the longest gamive in both teams' history. >> oakland police department is slowly making much needed reforms according to a report by court-appointed monitor overseeing the reforms related to police brutality. the monitor says the department is meeting many of the 51 new guidelines including speeding the time taken to investigate
at guantanamo without charges since the early 2000's. >>> president obama poked fun at him and the president at the annual white house correspondent's dinner. he showed himself with a picture of bangs a fashion move praised when mrs. obama cut her hair. the president tackled the controversy that came up during his last california visit. >> i happened to mention that calmalla harris is the best- looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive? >> we spotted san francisco lee ed lee at dinner. the dinner raises money for journalism scholarships the bay area city that made the list of one of the most ten well-read places on the earth. >> but first a dedicated group takes to the streets of oakland to call to the end of violence. >> halfway through, we were panting. >> climbing for a cause. why it wasn't baseball that brought hundreds to at&t park this morning? authorities in oakland detained about a dozen people overnight for allegedly throwing bottles at sheriff's deputies the sheriff'
the course and some of them will be dressed in costumes. >>> happening right now, president obama is speaking at a news conference at the white house. let's listen in. >> a couple of questionsen national security. on syria, you said that the redline was not just about chemical weapons being used or spread and it was a game changer. it seemed cut and dry. and now your administration seems to be indicating that line is not clear. do you risk u.s. credibility if you do not take military action? and then on benghazi, there are some survivors who want to come forward and testify, some in your state statement who said they've been blocked. will you allow them to testify? >> first of all, on syria, i think it's important to understand that for several years now what we've been seeing a slowly unfolding disaster for the syrian people. and this is not a situation in which we've been simply bystanders to what's been happening. by policy -- by policy from the beginning has been -- my policy from the beginning has been that president assad lost credibility, that he attacked his own people, has killed his
convention in charlotte last year. fox would be the first african- american cabinet nominee of obamas second term. >> saturday night was the white house correspondents' dinner. and throughout the evening president obama and others poke fun at each other. take a listen. >> (cheers and applause) i thought this looks pretty good. for example the whole controversy about jy z going to cuba. i have 99 problems and now, jay z is one. >> the president has been busy creating jobs. since it has been elected the number of popes have doubled. and the number of tonight show host has tripled. >> congratulations! >connan o'brien taking jabs. >> we will take a break. it is 422 much more straight ahead on the kron 4 morning news. a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza approach where it is expected nice and light. >> @ 423 in the morning. >> good morning everyone. the time is a 425 . thanks for waking up or staying up with kron 4 morning news. off to a mild start. 50s and lows '60s. 61 in hayward. 59 in concord. livermore checking in at 60 degrees. mid 54 downtown san francisco. >> following the numbers in
's recommendation. president obama has picked the mayor of charlotte, north carolina to be the next secretary of transportation. his name is anthony fox and the president introduced him at the white house today. he's the first african american nominee in mr. obama second term cabinet. president called on the senate to confirm fox quickly so america could get to work rebuilding roads and bridges. fox will replace ray la hood one of the few republicans in the obama administration. >> well voting first research shows the rate of african american voter turn out surpas surpassed that of white during the 2012 election. according to new bit of analysis of the election results and the census data black voted more than white in 2008 as well. the ratio of black voters who took to the poll compared with white who stayed home was so significant that they say if the turn out demographic the same as in 2004 romney would be president rate now. >> fda is investigating food with added caffeine and the potential impact on the help of children. nouns thement is in response to caffeinateded gum introduced
's capital. hollywood's biggest stars, politicians and journalists gathered for the annual white house correspondents' dinner. president obama took the stage saying that for his second term he has new plans. and a new look. >>"i understand second term, need a burst of new energy, try some new things. my team and i talked about. we're willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. i thought this looked pretty good." after walking in to rap music.obama used this year's annual dinner to poke fun of himself and some of his political adversaries. >> what do you think the worst job in america is. we will tell you after the break. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids w
next. >>> comedian-in-chief. president obama takes the mike at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. >> these days when i look in the mirror, i have to admit that i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. >> the president pulled few
's burned 75 acres. it's 8:16. just this morning, the white house sent out a notice that president obama will make a "personnel announcement" at 11:15 this morning. that's white house speak for another nomination for president obama's-term admin stration. here are the three -- administration. here are the three possibilities -- >>> senators are on recess this week but the topic of immigration reform is not. as kyla campbell reports, the debate centers on how same-sex couples are affected by the immigration bill. kyla? >> reporter: california senators feinstein and barbara bockers and other democrats -- bockers and other -- boxer and other democrats are disappointed by this reform bill. it does not include any provisions for same-sex partners. the plan introduced a couple of weeks ago, aims to make illegal immigration easier for highly- skilled immigrants, migrant farm workers and those living in the u.s. illegally. but in the bill, there's no mention of helping foreign and same-sex partners of u.s. citizens become legal, permanent residents. democrats want to offer an amendment to the ga
indefinitely. the white house is working on that problem and the obama administration has pledged to close down guantanamo bay but some congressional lawmakers are stopping that from happening. >>> and it is taking a toll here in california and as kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, the unemployed you will get smaller benefit checks starting this week. kyla? >> reporter: they say those hit hard will already be in a tougher financial situation. these are affecting those who have already been receiving unemployment benefits. their weekly checks are receiving now 250 a week. these amounts do not even cover 1/3 of what they were making when theyed jobs. the unemployment is at its best in four years but the reduced benefits will force them to one, take minimum wage jobs and number two, they will likely stop looking for work all together. this is just a glimpse of what is ahead and i will have more as these automatic budget cuts continue when i see you next. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> it is only average at best when it comes to childhood education. that is acc
condition. lester, erica. >> michelle franzen, thanks very much. >>> we want to turn now to the white house correspondents determine last night. >> it's a chance for washington, for the journalist who's cover the city, to break bread together and poke a bit of fun at one another. president obama embraced his role as comedian in chief. our white house peter alexander made it there for all the laughs. >> i feel like it s just a couple of hours ago. you talk about the politicians, the journalists, plenty of celebrities too. a couple of sightings i had. bradley cooper, katie perry there. they call this as the nerd prom, but it's highlighted each year by these dualing comedic appearances this year between the president and late night host conan o'brien, where really nothing is off limits. not the politicians, the pundits, or even the president himself. ♪ ♪ don't stop the party >> it's like when two different zoos get together. you know, the hollywood zoo and the d.c. zoo. >> president obama, that's my man. ♪ >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you abou
to you guys. >> thanks. 6:53. president obama poking fun at himself and others at this weekend's white house correspondence dinner. >> there were plenty of jokes to go around. >> i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was a wonderful event and that inspired me to get started on my own legacy which will begin by building another next to the bush library. can we show that? second term, need a burst of new energy. tryout new things and my team and i talked about it. we were willing to try anything. we borrowed one of michelle 's tricks. >> it's always funny. but wasn't all jokes. the president closed by noting the recent tragedies in boston and texas and praising the first responders. >> very good. time now is 6 6:54. coming up a final check of top stories. >> talk about a warmup. the rolling stones surprised efrp and had social media buzzing. ,, female narrator: for over 60,000 california female narrator: for over 60,000 california foster children a pair of shoes is a small but important gift. my shoes have a hole in them. i can barely fit in these anymore.
life in prison. robin? >> one bizarre twist after another. >> that is a stiff penalty. >>> to the white house, where president obama is facing new calls for military action in syria, after releasing evidence last week that the assad regime has used chemical weapons. abc's jon karl is tracking that from the white house. the white house is considering stepping up military involvement if the evidence is confirmed. >> reporter: that's right, george. the official line is that all options are on the table. but senior officials have made it clear that ground troops are not going to happen. they're looking at arming the rebels, targeted air strikes or a no-fly zone. i wouldn't expect to see any of these any time soon. the evidence needs to be corroborated. even once that happens this is a white house that is determined not to rush into any stepped-up military involvement. >> it could take several weeks. >>> on a much lighter note, the white house correspondents' dinner over the weekend. the president is really honing his standup skills. take a look. >> i understand, second term, need a burst of
when they need it the çómost. the scenarioçó the white house painting as part of the sequestration. >>> president obama saysçó up t 70,000 disadvantaged students could lose access to the pre-k program, with many being shut ou÷@lalready. how truthful is this? >> a lot ofko kids and parents looking into it.Ñijf raj, and arne duncan caused the looking into it.Ñijf pre-k . first they have tookxdok conten thex4roksequestration. >> you might say it is an interesting dance, the presidential administration is trying toxnplay. pushing axd $75 million plan fo universal pre-k at a time when congress is doing just the hc through sequestration. >> in terms of education there no up-side. we see head start programs across the country actually ending early now. shorter day. >> well, let's start there. california head start's sayse1 because of the sequestration, many have shut down. making thee1 secretary's statemt true. he predicted other painful measures. he says many programs will cut children's programs, the impact at 7,000 students. that is just an estimate. clearly in the near futur
offensive tackle dave quizenbury, and mark anthony to the ravens. >>> it's 9:26, and president obama laps up controversy at the white house correspondence dinner >> for dmample whole controversy about jay z going to cuba. unbelievable. i've got 99 problems and now jay z is one of them. >> we'll tell you the best jokes of the night including one about california attorney general pamela harris. >> and an intruder is expected of stabbing a nine-year-old girl in her rancho calaveras home has been on the run for nearly 20 hours. the latest on the manhunt and homicide investigations. >>> we're doing a house-to- house search. in some cases we're searching extensively into attics. >> a manhunt is under way in calaveras county this morning, after a young girl was killed inside her own home. good morning, welcome back to mornings on 2. it's sunday, april 28th. i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. the stabbing happened yesterday in the rancho calaveras area, about 60 miles southeast of sacramento, and the suspect is still on the loose, katie udhes has been tracking this story all morning. what's
news special report. president obama is about to hold a white house news conference. >> this is the first time since march 1st that the president has held a white house news conference. it's only the second white house news conference this year. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> tkpwofrpg to you, nora. there's no particular reason for this news conference. the president thought it would be a good idea to answer some questions before his trip to folks colater this week. this is the 100th day of the be second term. there's been a lot of criticism that he hasn't gotten much accomplished. he may see this as a way to relaunch his efforts. we know he will be asked about syria, immigration, gun control which failed miserably. immigration is live only because he managed to stay out of it. and other topics certain to come up, the debt, the coming limits on spending which will be a big fight in congress this summer, and who gets blamed of course is always a major concern of the white house. the public either blames congress or the president. the preside
warmers, they have come back around. what's old is new. the white house started to publish animated jibs on tumblr. in a posting the white house declared it would pronounce as gif, hard g. this according to the obama administration even though inventors at compu serve insist it's pronounced gif. trust me, this actually matters to older geeky programmers. back to you. >> that was a fun segment. thank you, scott. >>> more women are getting plastic surgery on their arms coming according to american society of plastic surgeons. the number of surgeons on upper arms has skyrocketed over the last decade 4,000%. many point to celebrities who have not had the surgery but are physically fit, madonna, beyonce, michelle obama as a motivating factor. doctors point out it does not increase musçle tone, not a weight loss procedure. the surgery it receives costs $4,000. >> apparently everything is fair game when it comes down to cosmetic surgery. >>> christina loren, i don't think we need to do any surgery on the sky, it's beautiful. >> the beach, that way. that way, guys. good morning to you. i've got
in the senate version and that typo meant president obama could not sign the bill. the senate corrected the typo and sent it to the white house the president had said that he will sign the bill. >>> nasa is renewing its contract with russia. nasa agreed to pay russia $424 million to extend the contract to 2017. the 10% increase over the last contract or about $70 million for each round trip. nasa blames congress for the pricey contract. >>> well, let's go back to the weather now, a red flag warning just about to go in effect about 45 minutes or so. what's going on? >> the winds are kicking up and that will be following by the red flag warning. here we got some winds coming up and of course the fire concerns are there. the red flag warning is a big deal. the high pressures are building in and pushing clouds down the valley. but you got clouds right now and some clouds. there is the red flag warning right there and you can see the hill tops, that does not mean it would not be dangerous fire conditions. again, if you are down about 5 or 600 feet, you can still have an issue obviously. the winds are
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. >> the boston marathon bombing turned the light hearted white house correspondent' dinner more serious to start last night. president obama addressed both the attacks in boston and the explosion of a fertilizer plant that nearly wiped out the town of west texas. we've had some difficult days, but even when the day seemed darkest, we have seen humanity shine at its brightest. >> the president saluted the first responders and the national guard as well as the people of of both of those cities, but then later there were plenty of jokes as well. many coming from the president himself. >> i recognize that this job can take a toll on you. i understand second term, you need a burst of new energy, tried some new things and then my team and i talked about it and we were willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. [ laughter ] >> i thought this looked pretty good, but no bounce. >> late-night talk show host conan o'brien headlined that event. >> and now to that developing story out of the central valley we told you about earlier where the man hunt is intensifying this morning for the
lady michelle obama is gaiving huge shout out to silicon valley high tech giant cisco. cisco is helping returning veteran transition that civilian jobs. mark matthews has the story from silicon valley and the white house. >> president and first lady spent the past two days bringing attention to national program to the hire returning veterans. yesterday michelle obama singled out cisco systems ceo for major contributor. >> i want to thank john chambers and everyone at cisco for their extraordinary leadership. >>reporter: what cisco did is create a computer program that translates a soldier military specialty that a civilian job description. >> whole point of the program is to really help to make that translation between your military experience an skills and civilian jobs and skills needed in the civil i don't know work force. >>reporter: skoys democrat stated how veteran can enter in military code for his or her specialty and up will come list of civilian job and seniority indication or licenses that are required and steps on how to get any additional training. hewlett-pa
as lawmakers grappled with the question of a u.s. response. now that the white house concedes it is probable the regime used chemical weapons on its people. republicans point to president obama's own declare racial that use of chemicals would be a red line republicans say america could attack aryan air bases with missiles. >> the greatest risk is a failed state with chemical weapons falling in the hands of islam ickes and pouring into syria the longer this goes, the more likely you will have a failed state and all hell will break loose. >> democrat lawmaker called for more assistance. the u.s. said it is currently senting supplies such as night vision goggles and body armour to the syrian rebels. >> >> bangladesh a fire broke out in the wreck an of the collapsed factory as the death toll hit at least 377. sparks from a machine being used to cut steel to free a woman trapped in the rubble likely started that fire. investigators believe the woman ended up dieing in the blaze. meantime, the fugitive owner of the building was arrested near the indian border. >>> in italy, gunman opened fire outs
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi, but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to fin out exactly what happened. to make sure that the u.s. embassy, not just in the middle east, but around the world are safe and secure. and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later, no suspects and no arrests. this week, the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list ambassador chris stevens, glen dougherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service says some members have questions about how these deaths could have been avoided. secretary kerry and vice president biden about honor the victims and other fallen service officers at a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> margaret brennan, thanks. >>> several wildfires burning in california. m
they're saying. >> to the white house where president obama is set to provide more military aid to the rebels fighting president assad in syria. one of many issues at the press conference, abc's jon karl was there with tough questions of his own. good morning, jon. the president stepping up the pressure on syria but also making clear that we're not talking about troops here. >> reporter: that's right, george. no desire in this white house to send u.s. troops to syria or get them involved in that conflict really in any way but what they are preparing to do is significantly ramp up aid to the rebels that are fighting president assad. in the short term this will mean more nonlethal aid like night vision goggles, body armor, communications equipment, but i am told that the administration is preparing plans that would send weapons, lethal aid to those rebels. the president has long resisted because of the chance that those weapons could end up in the wrong hands. >> jon, you also asked the president a question about his languishing legislative agenda. it seemed to get under his skin
furloughs of air traffic controllers is now awaiting president obama's signature. the faa says it will try to resume normal schedules for controllers as soon as possible. both houses of congress passed the bill and the white house says the president will sign it. the legislation allows the faa more flexibility to shift funds under sequestration. >>> the japanese transportation minister presented a directive to top executives of japan air and all nippon airways so they take additional safety measures and install revamped lithion batteries. >>> a first confirmed debris from the japan tsunami to reach the state. the japanese government says a boat belongs to a high school marine sciences program. the japanese consulate and noaa have confirmed the boat is tsunami debris. only 27 pieces of debris found along the u.s. coast have actually been confirmed as coming from japan. most of it in hawaii, washington state, and oregon. >>> new video tonight of a protest in oakland. a few dozen people marched to police headquarters and back. the action was to show support. seattle grand jury resisters. they
obampoked fun at him and the president at the annual white house rrespondent's dinner. he showed himself with a picture of bangs a shion move praised when mrs. obama cut her hair. the president tackled the controversy that came up during his last cafornia visit. >> i happened to mention that calmalla harris is the best- country. ttorney general in the as you might imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive? >> we spotted san francisco lee lee at dinner. the dinner raises money for journalism scholarships the bay area city that made the list of one of the most ten well-rea places on the earth. >> but first a dedited group takes to the streets of oakland takes to the streets of oakland to call to the look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, hav
warmer weather for friday. we may get a to mid- 90s. >> president obama is making more cabinet picks this week. he is expected to select chicago businesswoman penny pritzker 4, secretary and current white house adviser michael froman for trade rep. pritzker is chief executive of the prit zker realty group and is one of the wealthiest women in america. froman currently serves as the deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. in the role he has served as a liaison to the g-8 in g-20 summits, and advise the president of international finance. >> murder suspect george is a moment is in a florida court right now for the first time in three months. several topics are being discussed. the most dramatic is whether the judge should demand an answer from zimmerman on if he is giving up his right to a " stand your ground " hearing. zimmerman is on trial for the february 2012 killing of 17 year-old treyvon martin. he claims that he was acting in self-defense and that is and thus protected by the floor this stand your ground law. >> a southern california woman is seekin
at least as it concerns background checks president obama will work this issue well and continue to work. the white house believes there is polling data that for some of the senators that voted against the background check amendment the first time they can change their minds, that is something the white house is trying to do. >> senator manchin wants to do something, struggling to find a way to come back. >> absolutely. you see families putting pressure on the democratic senators. that's why the white house remains hopeful? >> reporter: the big question the white house has to answer does it use the same background check language and apply more political pressure and hope it can win, or does it change the language to attract senators that disliked the first time. they hope it will work to their advantage in 2014 and that's a fact that the white house must consider as it looks to legislation and the underlying politics. norah and charlie. >> major garrett, thanks. >>> unemployment hitting a four-year low. the jobless rate went down to 7.5%. employers added 165,000 j
dangerous the civil war has become, not to mention the new evidence that the white house has now acknowledged of chemical weapons used by the serial government of its own people. president obama says, first, we need to verify that this information is correct. make sure it is reliable. lawmakers are pressing for action. it was president obama they say who drew the line in the sand and said that if the red line was crossed, the u.s. would have to get involved. the question now, how do we get involved? there doesn't seem to be a lot of support for boots on the ground. however, air strikes are certainly a possibility as we see the situation even as of this morning getting worse >>> new this morning, a brutal scene overseas. the search for survivors now over at the site of that terrifying factory building collapse in bangladesh. at least 380 people now confirmed dead. today, the prime minister of bangladesh touring that site and a nearby hospital where the wounded are now being treated. in the meantime, the owner of that illegally constructed building now in custody. he was actually c
with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> president obama tried his hand at stand-up comedy this weekend in front of hundreds of journalists and celebrities as well. >> it's the annual white house correspondents dinner. the president had the audience laughing. he told a lot of jokes, starting with one about himself and the changes he has undergone since taking office. >> these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i recognize that this job can take a toll on you. i understand second term you need a burst of new energy, try some new things. and my team and i talked about it. we were willing to try anything. so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> that is so horrifying. >> he looks like a totally different person. check this out. mr. obama also told the press he had plans to put a sign next to the new bush library, one that says, as you can see, his t.>>f >> he was good. >> the bangs. >> it's a good look. >> pretty good photo shop there. >> okay. so one more warning. we have some hot weather. >> thrice at least six
to a white house official. mayor anthony fox will run the department and will be president obama's first black nominee to the cap net in his second term. yet again this morning in south and that takes the past week's death toll to around 200. two car bombs detonated in one in another city, a car bomb >>> now let's go to jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange. boeing's 787 dream liner is back more than to incidence of >>> at the box office, pain and gain taking the number one spot before the debut here in the u.s. this weekend. >>> new york's tallest building the skyscraper is rising up into the place where the twin towers were destroyed on 9/11. a beautiful sight to behold. it will have great say. >> mr. roker is here with a >> we had wild weather over the a lot of flooding and amazing sugarland, texas with the houston alone, 150 high water roof collapse and buildings franklin, tennessee, talking here's what's going on in the 30.8 feet, and over the next 72 hours, we expect to top out at below what they expected and hopefully all that sandbagging will hold. we will get to the lo
: where obama, boehner, and biden share a room with clooney, and even kim kardashian. white house briefings take a back seat to some gentle ribbing. >> you remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? that was hilarious. >> reporter: while washington is often called hollywood for ugly people, on this night, the real stars shine. glitz and glam overruns the town and everyone wants to party late into the night. >> washington's gone very hollywood. it's not the nerd prom anymore. >> reporter: and while the event raises scholarship money for aspiring journalism students -- >> all right, everybody. >> reporter: it also lowers the bar for presidential discourse. >> no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. that's because he can get back to focusing on the issues that matter. like did we fake the moon landing. >> reporter: president obama is great at using comedy as a weapon to entertain people, educate us, and eviscerate his opponents. >> it's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent hilton ballroom. or w
. >> thank you george. >> president obama is making more cabinet picks this week. he is expected to select a chicago businesswoman penny pritzer for commerce secretary and current white house advisor michael frp,am for trade representative. {rotzler chief executive of {rotzler reality group in is one of a wealthy is women in america. frp, froman currently serves as deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. in that role he has served as a liaison to the g-eight n d- 20 summit, advise the president on international finance. >> harder suspect george zimmerman returns to 4 court date for the first time in three months. several topics are expected to be discussed. the most dramatic will likely be whether the judge should make an answer from zimmerman on if he is giving up his right to a stand your ground hearing. zimmerman is on trial for the february to dublin killing of trayvon martin. >> at southern california woman is seeking 3.2 $5 million of the hands of virus outbreak at a city national park. cathy, carillo , says she became sick with the virus of staying in c
. there seems to be mixed messages coming from the white house. syrian opposition members say they know of no plans to arm these syrian rebels on the ground but we are also hearing that president obama seemed to indicate in his press conference yesterday that the use of chemical weapons has not been explored enough and that it raises more questions really than it answers. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. >> reporter: as the president spoke more video emerged online of people claiming to have been exposed to chemical weapons. as with all such claims thus far they are impossible to verify. that has not stopped panic from spreading inside syria where fears of a large scale chemical attack are growing. in a letter attained by margaret brennan, the leader of the free syrian army asked president obama for support from the u.s. in dealing with the threat of chemical weapons. and warned that the cos
obama will hold his first press conference, marking the first 100 days of his second term today and he will be taking questions on a wide range of issues. nbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is in the briefing room for us. as i understand it not one of those occasions where the president is expected to come out and deliver a piece of news. >> that's right, savannah. if you think about just the last 15 days, when you have the boston marathon investigation, those bombings are continuing. you have this sequester standoff over the airports and faa funding. and then now throw in the issue with syria, there's a lot on the table. is white houses love to have press conferences when congress is out of town. congress happens to be out of town this week so they get washington and the spin cycle to themselves. so, put all that together and the fact that this is that -- one of those mythical markers that the white house claims they don't follow but they just happen to schedule a press conference today, the first 100 dives that second term. and you have all of it coming together for a
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